Very slow when emptying Trash

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by s2s, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. s2s macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone notice this? If I deleted few large files like video files each is about 1-2 GB. Moving them to Trash is instant, however emptying Trash takes extremely long time to finish...

    I never had this problem before High Sierra.
     
  2. SSandy macrumors newbie

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  3. s2s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I filed a developer bug report, they asked for logs etc etc.

    I feel it is something related to quarantine problem too, If I do "xattr -d com.apple.quarantine filename" under ~/.Trash/ from Terminal, then empty Trash, I can feel it is faster, sometimes.
     
  4. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    I deal with quite a few ~50GB files (each files 50GB) in the last few days, the empty trash is almost instantaneous, however, it will take minutes for Finder to show up the correct empty space available on the APFS SSD (after empty trash).
     
  5. s2s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Couldn't tell the exact reason, but I think only those downloaded files are affected. If I duplicated multiple copies of local file, I didn't get such problem then.
     
  6. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    Pretty sure the duplicated file is just a very small size "pointer". Therefore, Finder is actually deleting a very small file. May be that's why the process is much faster.
     

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